ILAB 08 – Peer to Peer Lending Strategies & Structuring Atypical Investments

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“No matter how good a company is doing, the market still sets the price”

    Mario Lucibello    

Mario has been Sam’s personal CPA since 2013 and has him structured dozens of atypical investments. Having filed thousands of tax returns in his careers and created and reviewed countless financial models, Mario has unique insight to the investing world. Sam and Mario discuss P-2-P investment strategies, gambles in property investing, the importance of cash flow historically and in modern times, and structuring new investments in the portfolio.

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Where are we:

Mario – Connecticut, USA
Sam – Singapore

What we are drinking:

Sam: Penfold’s Magill Estate Shiraz 2013 (9pm ICT)
Mario: WL Welling Bourbon (9am EST)

Recommended (books, subscriptions): 

Book: Demographic Cliff by Harry Dent

Discussed (relevant links):

Lending Club
Empire Flippers
SC Storage

Time StampTopic

05:30 – Setting up investments structure
06:30 – Automated reporting vs. manual reporting investments
09:00 – Tracking investments over multiple years
12:00 – PeerStreet – investment opportunity
12:30 – Lending Club & P-2-P lending strategies
15:55 – New PeerStreet investment & discussion
20:20 – Liquidity in P-2-P lending
22:50 – Loan-To-Value ratios
26:50 – Personally guaranteeing loans
30:30 – Mario’s investment insight from being a CPA
32:50 – Making money (or losing) in real estate gambles
34:00 – The importance of fixed income in property investing
39:00 – Investing in the S&P 500
42:00 – Demographics in investing
46:00 – Empire flippers – digital product investment fund
54:00 – Mario’s upcoming property investment
57:00 – Investing in property vs. REITs
58:00 – Why Mario is bullish on residential rental investments
1:03 – Sam’s new investment activity recap
– Glints
– Black Hops Brewing
– SmartMat
– SC Storage
– MapleTree Reit’s
1:17:00 – Don’t forget your reporting!

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